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TPE17: SpeedX Leopard aero smart bike gets smarter with disc brakes

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Introduced just more than a year ago, the SpeedX Leopard sprinted past with intense smart sensor technology integrations on the brand’s first bike. The aero frame now gets a disc brake version, which we think only makes it smarter.

It also gets the newest version of their SpeedForce cycling computer, with its refined stem interface and more options…

The frame is made up of plenty of Toray T1000 hi-mod carbon, which makes for a stiff frame.

No rim brake on the back of the fork crown gives it a much cleaner transition into the twisted angles of the downtube…which hides the internal Di2 battery if so equipped. They’re offering two complete builds, one with Shimano 105, the other with Ultegra Di2.

The rear end looks similar since the rim brake was already tucked under the chainstay.

The SpeedX SpeedForce computer and stem combo gets a makeover, becoming slimmer and light. It runs on an Android OS and can read data from ANT+ and Bluetooth devices, including the integrated power meter on their versatile Unicorn road bike model. Put it with their smartphone app (or Apple Watch app) and it’ll sync with Strava, too.

For folks already in love with a Garmin, there’s a new out-front mount that slots directly into the stem so you can keep most of the aesthetic.

SpeedX.com

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Comrad
Comrad
5 years ago

Stop trying to make speedx happen, it’s never going to happen.

bmanx
bmanx
5 years ago

smarter? I disagree.

Andrew
Andrew
5 years ago

What a waste of money.

Also – doesn’t that rear tire look awfully close to the connection of the two seatstays?

Ab
Ab
5 years ago

Did they sorry out the seatpost clamp system?

mike
mike
5 years ago

i just want the bike stands it was on .. they look so nice

Mortimer
Mortimer
5 years ago

“Disc brakes make it smarter”. That’s a dumb comment unless referring to “smart looks”. Yes disc are the thing to push to sell more bikes right now. I for one am not convinced – especially it really is just about vanity.

Kernel Flickitov
Kernel Flickitov
5 years ago
Reply to  Mortimer

Ignorance is bliss. Isn’t it.

ELEVEN velo
5 years ago
Reply to  Mortimer

Seriously……?

Kernel Flickitov
Kernel Flickitov
5 years ago
Reply to  ELEVEN velo

You can’t make it up. There are still are hordes out there who think it’s still 1997 and disc brakes are a marketing gimmick.

Crash Bandicoot
Crash Bandicoot
5 years ago

Sorry but outside of an integrated cycling computer running android, what is actually special about this bike/brand? This just looks like another Private label open mold frameset slapped with some surplus 6870.

Astiz
Astiz
5 years ago

You can’t make an entire bike of Torayca T1000 it’s too much rigid and frangile, it’s only to reinforce stress areas.

JD
JD
5 years ago

So how much are websites paid to keep on pushing this SpeedX garbage?

dhbomber
dhbomber
5 years ago

Wow, so much hate on SpeedX! Can someone explain why? The bike looks sick!

Swinnie
Swinnie
5 years ago

I built one the other day for a customer who brought it in to us, The quality of the bike was so poor, the wheels had delamination all over them weight was around 9kg for a 54 with full di2 and carbon wheels. Alot more control on the quality is needed. on the plus side it did look amazing!

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